Today’s Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians are among the world’s top classical musicians who connect to a long tradition of music making over the institution’s past 120 years. Our 101 members not only perform as orchestra musicians but teach instrumental music at every level, perform chamber music in Pittsburgh’s concert halls, schools and hospitals, perform as soloists both in Pittsburgh and outside the city, and represent the city in musical activities all over the world.
At home in beautiful Heinz Hall the symphony musicians perform for diverse audiences in the Pittsburgh region. Led by maestro Manfred Honeck, who joins a long line of eminent music directors, the PSO enjoys a worldwide reputation for inspirational and virtuosic performances built on critically acclaimed recordings and international tours. The orchestra regularly tours both domestically and abroad and has released many critically acclaimed recordings. The BNY Mellon Grand Classics which runs from September till June represents the core mission of the PSO musicians and our gift to our audiences.
The musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony are members of the community of Pittsburgh, a community that is remarkable for its commitment to supporting the very best cultural institutions here in Pittsburgh for the people who live here. As a major orchestra, the PSO not only brings the best musicians to Pittsburgh, it keeps them here, where they build the community as their lives as teachers, parents, volunteers, and civic leaders.connect and build the community. The PSO musicians return the city’s commitment to excellence with great concerts and with a complete embrace of community causes and needs.